News release As health care reform begins to take effect, moms across the country have questions about how the law will affect them and their families. MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization that supports family-friendly policies, is getting answers from the people who know the legislation best – the Senators who helped craft it.
July 1, 2010
June 17, 2010
News release Massachusetts moms are making a heroic effort to save the paid sick days legislation pending in the House Ways and Means Committee. Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering san-o-grams (small bottles of hand sanitizer with messages attached) to the members of the House Ways and Means Committee and House Speaker Robert DeLeo urging them to get An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1815/SB 688) out of Committee and to the House floor for a vote. Moms and their kids will meet before delivering the san-o-grams at:
Parents Urge North Carolina Legislature to Give Kids a Strong Foundation as State Budget Is Negotiated
June 15, 2010
News release North Carolina moms and kids built a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building this morning, spelling out a message for lawmakers as they head in to budget negotiations: Build a strong foundation for North Carolina kids. The mothers and children assembled the block tower, which spelled out “Build Our Future,” just before going inside to deliver individual building blocks to legislators working on the state budget.
June 11, 2010
News release North Carolina moms and kids will build a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building before delivering individual blocks with messages attached to lawmakers working on the state budget, urging them to build a strong foundation for North Carolina kids: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 15 Portico of the North Carolina Legislative Building W. Lane Street between N. Salisbury and N. Williams St
May 17, 2010
News release California moms and kids will be making a spectacle of themselves this Wednesday at the State Capitol when they visit legislators’ offices to deliver eyeglass-o-grams (cardboard eyeglasses with messages attached to them) to urge the legislature to reject the Governor’s proposal to cut children’s vision and other benefits from the Healthy Families Program. Moms and kids will meet before the delivery at: 10am, Wednesday, May 19 Capitol Steps at 11th and L Streets Sacramento
May 4, 2010
News release Dubbing U.S. Speaker of the House a “superhero” for her outstanding, heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented her with the first-ever MomsRising Superhero Award.
May 4, 2010
News release On Mothers Day 2009, moms across the country learned that their loved ones considered them “Mom of the Year” when they received a unique and clever video via email in which a news anchor broke the story. The video, which was customized for each mom who received it, had more than 12 million views nationwide and helped the then three-year-old MomsRising organization (which created the video) increase its membership rolls from more than 150,000 to more than one million moms, dads and others across the country.
May 3, 2010
News release Recognizing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented him with the first-ever MomsRising Superhero Award. The Award was presented in commemoration of Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday.
Massachusetts Moms Declare an Emergency at State House, Urge Legislators to Keep Paid Sick Days Bill Alive
April 22, 2010
News release E-Mom-Ts (Emergency Mom Technicians) swept into the State House today in an attempt to rescue a crucial paid sick days bill from possible death, urging the leadership of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing to vote on Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB 1803/SB 1073), which has been languishing in the Committee. The group of Massachusetts moms, kids and dads delivered “ambulance-o-grams” (toy ambulanced bearing messages from moms, dads, and others across the Commonwealth about the importance of paid sick days) to the chairs and vice-chairs of the Committee.
April 20, 2010
News release There’s an emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and E-Mom-Ts (Emergency Mom Technicians) are coming to the rescue! Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering ambulance-o-grams to the chairs and vice-chairs of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing bearing messages from moms, dads, and others across the Commonwealth urging them to bring the paid sick days legislation to a vote. Just prior to the delivery, moms, dads, kids and others will gather at: 10:45 AM, Thursday, April 22